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The Obligation Is Mutual

The puzzle of mutual obligation — with its tough work requirements, bureaucratic supervision and income support sanctioning — is why people have to be coerced into behaving in their own interest.

Last updated: 20 October 2007

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Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee: Inquiry into the Provisions of the NT Emergency Response

There has been insufficient time to consider and comment on the detail of the five Bills which make up this package of legislation. This submission directly addresses just four of the plethora of significant issues raised by those Bills.

Last updated: 9 August 2007

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Joint Submission to the Prime Ministerial Taskforce on Emissions Trading

As the public debate about climate change has evolved our organizations have become increasingly concerned about the equity issues that it raises. However, before making a submission to your task force we recognized the need to improve our knowledge of the complex issues involved.

Last updated: 16 April 2007

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Submission to Senate Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee

Inquiry into the Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Vocational Rehabilitation Services) Bill 2006

Last updated: 22 January 2007

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A Job Network for Job Seekers

A report on the appropriateness of current services, provider incentives and government administration of Job Network with respect to assisting disadvantaged job seekers.

Last updated: 15 November 2006